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Today's Death Notices

Clyde Edward Wright, 82, of Norwich

Last Week's Obituaries

Barbara J. Ingraham

Published on: Friday, September 19, 2014

BARBARA INGRAHAM

OXFORD – Barbara J. Ingraham, 77, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at the Chenango Memorial Hospital RHCF, with her family by her side.

Born May 28, 1937, in Johnson City, NY, Barbara was the daughter of Bruce C. and Esther (Farley) Palmer. She graduated from Oxford Academy and Central School with the Class of 1955 and later attended the Binghamton School of Practical Nursing, where she earned her LPN degree. Barbara worked as a nurse at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford for 22 years until her retirement.

On May 5, 1956, in Coventry, Barbara married Maurice J. Ingraham, who predeceased Barbara on August 31, 2007. Also surviving are her daughters Debra Kuhn, and her husband, Gerald, of Binghamton, Lisa Shirazi, and her husband, Shem, of Clermont, FL; granddaughter Jennifer Kuhn, and her fiancée, Jimmy Jones, of Castle Creek, NY, grandson Derrick Kuhn, and his fiancée, Kelly Callahan, of Binghamton, NY, granddaughter Rachael Shirazi, of Clermont FL, great-granddaughter, Jordan Jones; and sisters-in-law Barbara J. Ingraham and Joyce Mulvey, each of Oxford. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Barbara was a very active member of the United Methodist Church of Oxford. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and baking. Barbara also worked with ceramics, and loved birds. She very much enjoyed spending time with friends Donna Wright, Sharon Benjamin, John and Elaine Gilli, and her “Tuesday Morning Coffee Club.”

The Ingraham family expresses its sincerest appreciation for the comforting care provided to their mother by the the 2nd Floor-South staff of the Chenango Memorial Hospital RHCF.

Funeral services for Barbara will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the Behe Funeral Home, in Oxford, where Rich Howard will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

Contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.


Barbara J. Ingraham

Published on: Monday, September 22, 2014

OXFORD – Barbara J. Ingraham, 77 of Oxford passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital RHCF, Norwich NY with her family by her side.

Born May 28, 1937 in Johnson City, NY, Barbara was the daughter of the late Bruce C. and Esther (Farley) Palmer. She graduated from Oxford Academy and Central School with the class of 1955 and later attended Binghamton School of Practical Nursing, where she earned her LPN degree. Barbara worked as a nurse at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford for many years until her retirement.

On May 5, 1956 in Coventry, Barbara married Maurice J. Ingraham, who predeceased her on August 31, 2007. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Kuhn and her husband, Gerald of Binghamton, and Lisa Shirazi and her husband Shem of Clermont, FL; grandchildren, Jennifer Kuhn and fiancé, Jimmy of Castle Creek, NY, Rachel Shirazi of Clermont, FL,, Derrick Kuhn and fiancé, Kelly Callahan of Binghamton and her great granddaughter, Jordan. She is also survived by her brother, Bruce and Kathy Palmer of Bristol, VA, her sister, Beverly and Alden Randall of Warren Center, PA and her sisters in law, Barbara Ingraham and Joyce Mulvey. Several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

Barbara was a very active member of the Oxford United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, quilting, gardening and baking. Barbara also worked with ceramics and loved birds. She very much enjoyed spending time with her friends, Donna Wright, Sharon Benjamin and the Gilli’s during their Tuesday Morning Coffee Club.

The Ingraham family expresses its sincerest appreciation for the comforting care provide to their mother by the 2nd Floor-South staff of Chenango Memorial Hospital RHCF.

Funeral services were held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, with Rich Howard officiating.

Memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com


Ervie D. Bush

Published on: Monday, September 22, 2014

OXFORD – Ervie D. Bush, 80 of Oxford passed away on September 19, 20014 at Chenango Memorial Hospital. He was born on May 26, 1934 in East Pharsalia a son of the late Ervie L. and Hazel (Hackett) Bush. On March 4, 1954 he married Doris Williams, who survives.

Besides his wife, Doris, he is survived by his children, Terry and Nancy Bush, Nancy Lashway , David Bush, Allen and Carrie Bush, Curtis and Anna Bush, Penney Rogers and Paul Furnare , Lisa and James Palmer, Mike and Debra Bush and Leroy Bush; 25 grandchildren, and 47 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, Sharon and Kenneth Benjamin and Janet and Ron Richer He was predeceased by his sisters, Elma Spencer, Erma Weaver, Marlene Lenning and Yvonne Angle, his brothers, Gerald Bush, Marlin Bush and Norman Bush and his grandchildren, Jonathan Bush and Brandy Bush.

Ervie was veteran of the US Army. He had worked for Felix Furnare and Dania Bartle as a truck driver and at Charlie Burke’s Gas Station. He then started a career with the NYS Department of Conservation spanning 33 years, retiring in 1990. He loved the outdoors and mowing lawns. He enjoyed tinkering in his garage, NASCAR racing and dancing. In his younger years he played softball.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford with Pastor Matt Frayer of Bible Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, Oxford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com


Richard F. Fowlston

Published on: Monday, September 22, 2014

OXFORD – Richard F. Fowlston, 82 of Oxford passed away at his home on September 18, 2014. He was born on October 25, 1931 in Oxford a son of the late Leon and Ruth (Hollenbeck) Fowlston. On December 17, 1955 in Aurora, NY he married Esther Stedman, who survives.

Besides his wife, he is survived by his children, Kathryn and Robert Lumpkin of Baldwinsville, NY and Carol Galletti of Cicero, NY; his grandchildren, Kyle Lumpkin, Meredith Lumpkin, Michael Latz and Justin Latz; his sisters, Jeanette Biermann and Joan Walling; his brother David and Linda Fowlston; and his sisters in law, Alma (Bridget) Fowlston and Betsey Miller. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

He was predeceased by his brothers, William Fowlston and Robert Fowlston.

Dick was a graduate of Oxford Academy and Central School, Class of 1950. He served in the US Air Force from August 1950 until July 1954, 2 years of which were in Okinawa during the Korean War. He was a service technician for Smith-Corona from 1954 until 1973. He then worked at the Raymond Corporation for 1973 until he retired in 1987. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oxford and served as an acolyte in his youth and also served on the Vestry. He was a Life Member of Fort Hill Post #376, American Legion and served several years on the Board of Directors. He joined the Independent Hose Co. of the Oxford Fire Department in 1950 and currently and honorary member. He served as secretary for the Independent Hose Co. and also for the Chenango County Firemen’s Association. He served 2 terms on the Village of Oxford board. He was an honorary member of The Lake Ludlow Club, where he also served on the Board and as Secretary. Since 1991 he and Esther have wintered in Winter Haven, FL.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main St., Oxford with Rev. David Hanselman officiating. Military honors will be accorded by members of Fort Hill Post # 376, American Legion.

Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St, Oxford on Sunday from 5-7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oxford Fire Department, PO Box 570, Oxford, NY, Fort Hill Post # 376, PO Box, Oxford, NY, Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 72, Oxford, NY. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com


Mary F. Waldon

Published on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SMITHVILLE CENTER – Mary F. Waldon of Smithville Center and Greene passed away Sept. 6, 204 at the age of 99. A complete obituary will follow.


Thomas Dunne

Published on: Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NORWICH – Thomas Patrick Dunne, 51, died on September 21, 2014. He passed away following a heart attack at his home on the King Settlement Road.

Tom was born on December 10, 1962, the first child of James I. and Donna (Clifford) Dunne. He had battled bi-polar disease for most of his life, but never gave up. He enjoyed painting, reading and writing.

Tom graduated from Norwich High School in the class of 1981, and attended George Washington University. While in high school, he was a starter on the basketball team and played singles on the tennis team, both under Coach Ken Stewart. He also played soccer, and retained friendships formed during his four seasons at Camp Dudley. He lived in Washington, Boston, Los Angeles, and Rochester, before returning to Norwich 18 years ago.

He is survived by his parents, his grandmother Ann Clifford of Binghamton, his sister, Molly and Kevin Stokes of Fairport, his brother, James M. Dunne II of Norwich, aunts Mary Ann Taranto of Jupiter, Fla., and Sharon Clifford of Greene, uncle Marc Clifford of Binghamton, and nephews Jack and Shay Stokes and niece Ivory Stokes, and several cousins.

There will be a funeral mass for Tom at St. Paul’s Church on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:30 am. Friends may call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 6 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Road 32, Norwich, NY 13815.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Richard Moore

Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RICHARD MOORE

NORWICH – Richard Henry Moore, 84, formerly of Norwich and most recently of No. Wilkesboro, NC passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in the Wilkes Regional Medical Center of No. Wilkesboro, NC.

Richard was born in Norwich on Oct. 19, 1929 the son of Gerald and Vena (Crance) Moore. He grew up in Norwich and was a 1948 graduate of the Norwich High School. Following his education he entered the United States Air Force serving his country until his honorable discharge in 1954. He served in Germany and Korea where he flew supplies to the wounded and earned the rank of Staff Sgt.

Richard had worked for over 20 years for the Norwich Pharmacal Co. retirng in 1991. He was a former member of VFW Post 2782 of Norwich and American Legion Post 189. While his children were growing up he was very involved in the football parents program and the booster club. He was also an avid golfer at Riverbend Golf Clug and bowled with the Friday night mixed league. Richard also served as an officer of International Union #251 and had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Norwich for over 50 years where he served as a trustee as well as on the Board of Deacons.

Richard is survived by his children; Gary Moore and wife Kimberly of Millers Creek, NC, Tim Moore and wife Shelley of Mt. Juliet, TN and Bryan Moore and wife Kate of Charlotte, NC. Also surviving are his grandchildren Keith Moore, Todd Moore, Jennifer Noggle and husband James, Chad Moore and wife Lindsay, Alison Keene and husband Richard, Kristie Moore, Erin Schrijvers and husband Gregg and Megan Moore along with 8 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Richard was predeceased by his sister Shirley Barton.

Graveside services for Richard will be held at the Mt. Hope Cemetery at a time and date to be announced in the future.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Elsie Smith

Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

ELSIE SMITH

NORWICH – Elsie Smith, 91, of Norwich passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 20,2014 at the home of her daughter, Linda Emmons. Elsie was born on July 8, 1923 on the campus of Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to Louis and Anna Orban. She spent her childhood living in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and New York City. Elsie spent many happy summers at her Aunt Rose Schleppy's home on the Lehigh River with her brother and many cousins.

In order to support the war effort during World War II Elsie worked as a welder at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. She was proud to say she worked on the famous Battleship USS Missouri, where the Japanese surrendered. She met the love of her life, Bertram Winfield Smith, at the Navy Yard as well. They enjoyed 25 wonderful years of marriage. She shared his love of horseracing and had visited most of the racetracks in New York, New Jersey, and Florida. They also enjoyed many happy vacations in Lake George, New York.

Elsie loved taking care of her family and was always there for them. She enjoyed playing cards with the neighborhood ladies as well as baking, cooking, and crocheting. In her later years she took up scrapbooking with her daughter and completed a beautiful scrapbook of her life.

Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Bertram W Smith, her parents Louis and Anna Orban Horne,and her brother Robert Horne. She is survived by her daughter Linda and son in law, Wayne Emmons, of Norwich; grandsons Matthew and his wife Lauren Emmons of Elkridge, Maryland and Steven Emmons of Norwich. Elsie is also survived by her brothers Louis and Pauline Orban of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, George and the late Linda Horne of Gastonia, North Carolina, and sister in law Mildred Horne of Raynham, Massachusetts. Elsie also leaves behind many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

As per Elsie's wishes there will be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County,21 Hayes St, Norwich, NY 13815 or the Chenango County SPCA,6160 County Rd 32, Norwich, NY 13815.

The arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to Elsie’s family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Linda M. Greer

Published on: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

LINDA M. GREER

HUDSON, Fla. – Linda M. Greer, 59, of Hudson, Florida, passed away on Sept. 18, 2014, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Linda was born in Norwich NY November 29, 1954, daughter of the late John A. Moore and Beatrice (VanTine) Moore. She was a 1972 graduate of Norwich High and a 1975 graduate of Delhi. She served a brief time in the U. S. Army with an honorable discharge. After holding many office positions, she spent the last 10 years doing home health care. Linda liked going on cruises with her husband, liked reading books, and loved spending time with her dog, Mindy.

She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Charles Greer of Hudson, Florida; mother Beatrice Moore of Norwich, NY; sister Donna Moore of Oneonta, NY; step brother Ron (Joyce) Moore of Brooksville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father John Moore, and sister Kathy Moore Odeskirk.

Per Linda’s wish, there will be no calling hours or service.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Hospice of Pasco County at the following address:

Hospice Foundation, attn: donations, 12107 Majestic Blvd. Hudson, Fla., 34667.


Frederick G. “fred” Corey

Published on: Thursday, September 25, 2014

FREDERICK G. COREY

EARLVILLE – Frederick G. “Fred” Corey, 76, of North Main St., passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.

He was born April 3, 1938 in Rutland VT, a son of George and Dorothy Wood Corey. He was a graduate of local schools and attended college in Vermont. On September 14, 1963, Fred married Margaret Trafton in Brattleboro, VT. Fred was an entrepreneur who owned and operated several businesses including Corey’s Hardware, Corey’s Real Estate, and Mid York Appraisal. He was also a dairy farmer for several years and enjoyed golfing.

Fred was a member and past president of the Board of Realtors and a member and past president of the Hamilton Rotary Club.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Margaret; daughter and son-in-law, Heather Corey-Mongue and Jeffrey Mongue of Glenmont, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Alexander and Zelia Corey of Bethlehem, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Sally Corey of Fairhaven, VT; grandchildren, Bella Mongue and Dewey Mongue, both of Glenmont, NY; and Sienna Corey of Bethleham, PA. He is also survived by his beloved canine companions, Buddy and Sam. Fred was predeceased by a brother, Charles Corey.

In keeping with his wishes, there are no services or calling hours.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Wanderer’s Rest Humane Association, PO Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


Clyde Edward Wright

Published on: Thursday, September 25, 2014

CLYDE EDWARD WRIGHT

NORWICH – Clyde Edward Wright, 82, of Norwich, passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at home with his loving wife and family by his side. Clyde was born July 11, 1932, son of the late Claude and Rachel (Vanvalin) Wright, in Unadilla. On June 15, 1996 he married Virginia Townsend in New Berlin.

Clyde was a happy go lucky man. He was always singing, whistling or tapping his toes. Clyde could easily dance anyone under the table, and he enjoyed Mollie B's Polka Party. Clyde spent many nights dancing at Tall Pines and the Rooster Tail. Clyde was an avid sports fan. He rooted for the Dallas Cowboys and the NY Yankees. He was a​ ​softball player himself. Clyde participated in men's softball leagues well into his fifties and continued coaching local youth teams into his sixties. Clyde took great joy in life's simple pleasures, raising animals and playing horseshoes. Clyde had worked in the area for most of his life. He worked for the County Highway Dept. for 20 years and went on to become a groundskeeper at the Norwich Fair Grounds. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Clyde is survived by his wife, Virginia Wright of Norwich; children, Linda and Frank Williams of Plymouth, Bev and Gerald Brill of New Berlin, Bruce and Karen Wright of Norwich, Brian and Denise Wright of South New Berlin, Lisa and Rob Gould of Norwich, Candy and Tom Petry of South New Berlin, Laurie and David Alexander of Sapulpa, OK and David Ste​vens​ and Guillermo Mendoza of Brooklyn; sisters, Gladys Young of Oneonta and Doris Jester of PA; ​brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leon Richards of Fl, Bruce and Sharon Townsend of Tx, Jean and Alf Franklin of Norwich, Paul and Doris Townsend of Norwich, Albert and Darlene Townsend of Fl., ​ 13 grandchildren​, ​21 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Clyde was predeceased by 6 brothers and 6 sisters.

A funeral service for Clyde will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:00pm at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. Friends may call from 11:00 am until the time of service on Saturday. The Rev. Robert Decker will officiate.

The family would like to extend gratitude for the wonderful care Clyde received from the nurses at Chenango Memorial Hospital in the ICU and Hospice and Palliative Care of Chenango County. Memorial contributions may be made to Chenango County Hospice, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815.


Everett B. Wells, Jr

Published on: Friday, September 26, 2014

EVERETT WELLS, JR.

Everett B. Wells, Jr., 94, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014 following a brief illness.

He was born in Norwich on August 27, 1920, the son of Everett B. Wells and Florence Skillman Wells. Everett graduated from Norwich High School in 1937 and from Cornell University in 1941 with a bachelor’s degree. He was the oldest graduate to attend the Centennial All Class Reunion in July of this year.

Everett was a veteran of World War II, having entered the Army Air Corps in August of 1942 and was a Captain in the 21st Weather Squadron, serving in the Rhineland, Central Europe Air Offensive. He received the American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the Meritorious Service Unit Medal.

After serving his country, Everett returned home to Norwich where he was a general contractor for many years, building many homes in and around Norwich, including all but one of the houses on Sharon Drive. Everett’s love of flying led him to pursue licenses as an airplane pilot and instructor. He was a long time member of the Soaring Society of America. He enjoyed many hours soaring over upstate New York and the mountains of Colorado. When in his 70’s, Everett went hang gliding, much to his wife’s dismay.

On December 20, 1942, Everett was united in marriage to Nina S. Aldrich, who predeceased him on April 14, 2012, after almost 70 years of marriage. Everett is survived by his children, Jacqueline W. Raaymakers, Everett B. (Brad) Wells (Rhonda), Kathy E. Wells and Daniel S. Wells (Nancy); his grandchildren, Sarah Eisenhoff, Sharon Glidden, Joshua Wells and Aaron Wells and great grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Zoey and Heather. He is also survived by his special “other daughter”, Mickie Conklin and nieces and nephew, Kay Zaia, Wanda Kuhn and Wilmer Wells, Jr. Everett was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Wilmer S. Wells.

A memorial service for Everett will be held on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church with Father Charles Taylor officiating. Following interment with military honors in Mt. Hope Cemetery, there will be a reception for family and friends at the Parish Hall, Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

The arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.


Arlene B. Cummings

Published on: Friday, September 26, 2014

ARLENE B. CUMMINGS

Arlene B. Cummings, 73, of Oxford, passed away at home on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

She was predeceased by her grandson, Justin Bryce; brother, Burton Brigham and by her parents, Elizabeth and Floyd Brigham. She is survived by her husband Carl, her beloved dog Ace; son, Mark Cummings and Nicole Shaver; Dean and Mary Cummings; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Chuck Bryce; grandchildren, Scott and Jennifer Cummings, Mike Seibert and Nichole Trask, Eric Bryce and Kaitlin Bryce; great grandchildren, Meeya and Damion; step grandchildren, Lisa and Joe Winton, Ray and Holly Bryce; step great-grandchildren, Emily, Jillian, Samantha and Brook; two sisters, Margaret Carey and Dorothy Meloche; brother, John Brigham; sister-in-law, Betty Root and family; two brothers-in-law, Claude and Clifford Cummings and their families.

Arlene retired from N.Y. State Veterans' Home, Oxford after thirty years of service. She also worked on the family farm after marrying Carl for nearly fifty five years. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Root Funeral Home.

Friends of the family may call Saturday 3-7 p.m. at Root Funeral Home, 23 North Chenango Street, Greene, New York 13778. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Make-A-Wish Gift Processing Center, PO Box 97104 Washington, DC 20090-7104 or to Chenango SPCA, 6160 County Rd 32, Norwich, NY 13850. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.rootfh.com.


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